from weeks ago during another summertime visiting of family and friends. everything is so easy and calm in country towns. the grass lanes between rides and game stands were filled with children running and holding hands. i met a girl at the animal collection part of the fair that helped with all of the animals, she made sure to tell me all of their names and sneak us into the horse barn to feed the horses and mouse-catching kittens. she picked up the goats to whisper into their ears.

the morning before i left for new york i left this behind along with my home
a quiet, magic home down the street from the fairground